Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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New Rockler Ceiling Track System

Ceiling Track System for Garage and Work Shops from Rockler We just had to share this exciting new product from Rockler that looks extremely useful for helping clear some clutter over your work bench. This is definitely something I may try in my shop. Medina, MN – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has introduced a ceiling […]

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New Klein Folding Jab Saw

Klein Folding Jab Saw Enables Safer Storage and Faster Cutting July 10, 2018 (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Klein Tools (, for professionals since 1857, introduces the Klein Folding Jab Saw, which folds smartly into its comfort-grip handle, enabling safer storage and eliminating puncture holes in tool bags. Additional features include triple ground teeth to cut on […]

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless Table Saw Review

M18 FUEL™ 8-1/4″ Table Saw w/ One-Key™ Kit The expansion of larger power tools into the cordless category continues as we see more cordless table saws hitting the market. Milwaukee just released their M18 FUEL 8-1/4″ Table Saw running on their 18 volt platform with a single battery pack. Milwaukee also released a new larger […]

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Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw – Head-To-Head

Best Portable Jobsite Table Saw One of the most widely used power tools for carpenters is the table saw. For carpenters that don’t work exclusively in the shop a portable jobsite table saw is essential. For this Head-to-Head we’re focusing on corded portable 10″ jobsite table saws. We are not including cordless table saws in […]

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Tradesman of the Month – April 2018

Aleksei Polozhentsev – Tool Box Buzz Tradesman of the Month Meet our first Tool Box Buzz Tradesman of the Month, Aleksei who is a carpenter in Sunny Isles Beach Florida. He works for RCW Interiors as a finish carpenter. Aleksei submitted a photo of a coffered ceiling he’s building with his company. RCW Interiors specializes […]

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Festool’s New 18 V Li-ion Bluetooth® Battery Packs

Ensures Cordless Tool Starts with CT Dust Extractors Lebanon, IN – Festool has just announced that it will begin offering new  Bluetooth® 18 V Li-ion battery packs in April. The Bluetooth® battery packs communicate with the Bluetooth® module recently introduced on most models of the CT Dust Extractor and starts the CT Dust Extractor when […]

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Metabo HPT – Hitachi Power Tools Announces Name Change

Metabo HPT Last month when we traveled to visit the folks at Hitachi Power Tools they made a big announcement that we couldn’t share until today. Hitachi Power Tools is breaking away from the Hitachi Group and renaming themselves to Metabo HPT. Last year Hitachi bought the German tool company Metabo which left many of […]

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Milwaukee Introduces 18V Random Orbit Sander

Milwaukee M18™ Random Orbit Sander MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to drive innovation within the carpentry/remodeling industry with the introduction of the new M18™ Random Orbit Sander. Capable of reaching 12,000 OPM max, the new tool delivers true corded power, allowing users to remove more material per charge.* “By leveraging our M18™ technology, we’ve developed […]

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Milwaukee Introduces M12™ Cordless Tire Inflator

Milwaukee M12™ Compact Inflator MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver portable productivity by expanding the largest sub-compact system in the industry, the M12™ platform, with the new M12™ Compact Inflator. The fastest cordless tire inflator in the industry, the tool has the ability to top-off a car tire in under 1 minute*. Capable of […]

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Hitachi MultiVolt Tools Being Released

Hitachi MultiVolt Cordless Tools We recently visited the Hitachi Power Tools in Atlanta, GA and got our hands on some exciting new cordless MultiVolt tools that are rolling out later this year in September. MultiVolt will be somewhat similar to what DEWALT is doing with FlexVolt in the sense that Hitachi’s MultiVolt can be either […]

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